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Free Lunch at The Line Hotel, Salazar’s New Friday Brunch, and More Intel

Plus an awesome new Toothpix restaurant video you’ve got to see

Food from the NoMad Truck
Food from the NoMad Truck
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Salazar’s new brunch starts Friday

Starting this Friday, your favorite all-outdoor Mexican dining destination (that would be Salazar in Frogtown) is doing brunch from Friday through Sunday. The 10 a.m. service will include options for both coffee and booze, plus breakfast sandwiches, eggs benedict, and more.

Free food at The Line today

The NoMad Truck officially launches in Los Angeles today, an offshoot of the famed New York City restaurant. The plan is to both offer a (two items per person) peek into the East Coast company’s repertoire while allowing them to also collaborating with a rotating series of chefs. First up is Roy Choi, who will be on hand to dish out free food from 12:30 p.m. until they run out for anyone who stops by. Might want to get in line now, because when the truck was at Desert Trip, they sported some of the longest lines of all. The opening menu is below.

San Antonio Winery hits 100

Long-running Downtown wine stop San Antonio Winery will hit the century mark next year, and to celebrate the so-called "urban winery" is doing a Road to 100 that will include dinners, drink specials, parties and more along the way. Congrats on a solid 100 years, San Antonio.

It’s white truffle season, everyone

Toscana in Brentwood is diving head-first into white truffle season, with chef Hugo Vasquez working up a menu for the 26 year old restaurant that is as decadent as ever. Think a 14-ounce wagyu ribeye draped in shaved truffles, plus wine pairings and more along the way. The menu will rotate some, but likely stay strong through the end of the year.

Another Toothpix video

Howlin’ Rays earns the latest Toothpix video treatment, and it’s a doozy. The hilarious 12-second videos are meant to be odd reviews and homages to some of the best restaurants in the city, and this monster of an episode is no different.

howlin' ray's. #toothpix @howlinrays : @davidmyrick : @digitaltwigs : @alex7medina

A video posted by TOOTH PIX (@toothpix) on

Russian dumplings in the Valley

Ventura Blvd. Magazine takes a look at Moonlight Restaurant, a mostly banquet hall space that also turns out awesome Russian dumplings. It’s a cool, out of the way place that deserves more love than it gets, which is made all the better by the brief profile of their pelmeni dumplings over at the mag.

Norah uses Tock now

West Hollywood entrant Norah is already rocking the roof off the dining scene out that way, and to up their game even more the restaurant is launching a so-called chef’s table program that will operate for big groups and special occasions only. The three-hour experience is being booked through Tock, the pay-ahead reservation service, and costs $75 a head.

Las Perlas brunches it up as well

Everyone’s getting in on the brunch game these days, including Downtown’s Las Perlas. The popular option for the neighborhood will run a truncated option on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with options for 2-for-$5 tacos, tamales, drinks, and more. The full menu is below.